We were created to do life together. Each of us has something to contribute, something to offer others along the journey. We are here to share our stories, our struggles and our victories. And we all need people we can feel at home with—relationships that empower, restore and remind us that we matter. We’re here to point one another toward Christ as we influence the world around us. It’s time to set aside fear of being known, open up our doors, sit with one another in the stuff of life, and enjoy each other’s company. So, won’t you be my neighbor?
“One of the greatest gifts you can give anybody is the gift of your honest self.” — Fred Rogers, Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood
God has called us to love His people in the same manner that He first loved us. That doesn’t just mean people in the world; it’s for Christians too. Because even in the church, people are hurting. So let’s become good neighbors. Offer others the comfort and hope that our Father gives us. Be His hands, feet and voice to those who feel trapped. He is the only one who can rescue us, bringing joy on this side of heaven. All we have to do is be willing to open the door, allowing Him to shine His light through us to those who are stuck in the dark. We are all valuable to Him, and we need each other to be reminded of that.